Track's Carlin Wins 500 Meters; DMR Provisionally Qualifies for NCAAs

Results Day 1
Results Day 2

BOSTON, Mass. – The Penn women’s track team continued to add numbers to the Penn top-10 list this weekend at the ECAC Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center. Sophomore Jesse Carlin successfully defended her 500 crown, and the Red and Blue placed in three relays as the DMR shattered the program record and provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships.

Carlin won the 500 in a time of 1:11.80, just .03 off her school record in the event. Freshman Whitney Tagliavini was sixth in the long jump, leaping 18-6. Sophomore Jamie Liberti was 13th in the 3,000 with a time of 9:42.63; her time is the third best in program history.

The 4x400 relay team comprised of Carlin, Christina Morrison, Dana McCurdy and Hayley Cusack was fifth with a time of 3:46.50; the foursome’s time is second best in program history. The 4x800 relay team of Kinjal Parikh, Morrison, Stacy Kim and Libertiplaced third, crossing the finish line in 8:58.45. The quartet ran the fourth-fastest time in Penn history.

In the distance medley, the foursome of Morrison, Shaunee Morgan, Stacy Kim and Claire Kim took third in a time of 11:19.40, in the process shatteringthe two-year-old program record by almost 10 seconds. Penn has the 19th-best time in the nation in the event right now, and will find out later this week ifit will head to the NCAA Championship in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

As a team the Quakers finished ninth with 29 points. Georgetown University won the meet with 65 points, Northeastern was second with 49 and Boston University was third with 45. Ivy foe Cornell tied with St. John's for fourth (38), Syracuse was sixth (36),Connecticut was seventh (34) and Yale was eighth (32).